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Billy Leech

Full name: William Leech
Birthdate: 15.07.1875
Birthplace: Newcastle-under-Lyme
Position: Half-back
Joined from: Plymouth Argyle
Signed by: George Johnson
Nationality: England
First game: Port Vale, 01.09.1906
Last game: Lincoln City, 15.10.1910
Games: 87
Goals: 3
  • Player profile

    Leech featured for City as a defensive half-back when he arrived at the club in July 1906. Fosse were to be his final professional club after signing from a newly-formed Plymouth Argyle side to add some experience as a 31-year-old.

    He had started as a winger who added a generous amount of goals when he moved to Tottenham Hotspur but he spent just a year in London before moving back to his home county of Staffordshire with Burslem Port Vale. He moved from a more attacking role to a defensive one with age and missed only two league games in his debut season.

    He was an ever-present in City's 1908 push for promotion but after that he lost his starting role and had to make do with more appearances in the reserves. With his playing days coming to an end he was named assistant trainer in 1910.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1906-07Division Two (old)362--------362
    1906_947_
    1907-08Division Two (old)3812-------401
    1907_947_
    1908-09Division One (old)7-1-------8-
    1908_947_
    1909-10Division Two (old)2---------2-
    1909_947_
    1910-11Division Two (old)1---------1-
    1910_947_
    Total8433-------87 3
    _947_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 01.09.1906 Division Two (old) Port Vale (A) 2 - 1
    2 03.09.1906 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 0
    3 08.09.1906 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 2 - 0
    4 15.09.1906 Division Two (old) Leeds City (A) 1 - 1
    5 22.09.1906 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 2 - 1
    6 29.09.1906 Division Two (old) Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    7 06.10.1906 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 0
    8 13.10.1906 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (A) 0 - 1
    9 20.10.1906 Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (H) 3 - 1 1
    10 27.10.1906 Division Two (old) Stockport County (A) 0 - 1
    11 03.11.1906 Division Two (old) Hull City (H) 3 - 0
    12 10.11.1906 Division Two (old) Glossop (A) 2 - 2
    13 17.11.1906 Division Two (old) Blackpool (H) 5 - 1
    14 24.11.1906 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 1 - 3
    15 01.12.1906 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 3 - 0
    16 08.12.1906 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (H) 2 - 0
    17 15.12.1906 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (A) 1 - 2
    18 22.12.1906 Division Two (old) Lincoln City (H) 3 - 0
    19 25.12.1906 Division Two (old) Stockport County (H) 1 - 0
    20 26.12.1906 Division Two (old) Burton United (H) 3 - 0
    21 29.12.1906 Division Two (old) Port Vale (H) 4 - 1
    22 05.01.1907 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 0 - 5
    23 02.02.1907 Division Two (old) Chelsea (H) 1 - 1
    24 09.02.1907 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 1
    25 16.02.1907 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (H) 2 - 1
    26 23.02.1907 Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (A) 2 - 1
    27 09.03.1907 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 1 - 1
    28 16.03.1907 Division Two (old) Glossop (H) 2 - 2 1
    29 23.03.1907 Division Two (old) Blackpool (A) 0 - 1
    30 29.03.1907 Division Two (old) Burton United (A) 1 - 0
    31 30.03.1907 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 1 - 0
    32 01.04.1907 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 0
    33 06.04.1907 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 0
    34 13.04.1907 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (A) 1 - 2
    35 20.04.1907 Division Two (old) Nottingham Forest (H) 1 - 2
    36 27.04.1907 Division Two (old) Lincoln City (A) 2 - 2
    37 07.09.1907 Division Two (old) Leeds City (H) 2 - 2
    38 09.09.1907 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    39 14.09.1907 Division Two (old) Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 0
    40 21.09.1907 Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (H) 3 - 0
    41 28.09.1907 Division Two (old) Stockport County (A) 1 - 2
    42 05.10.1907 Division Two (old) Glossop (H) 3 - 1 1
    43 12.10.1907 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 1
    44 19.10.1907 Division Two (old) Blackpool (A) 2 - 2
    45 26.10.1907 Division Two (old) Stoke City (H) 1 - 0
    46 02.11.1907 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 1
    47 09.11.1907 Division Two (old) Bradford City (H) 2 - 1
    48 16.11.1907 Division Two (old) Hull City (A) 2 - 3
    49 23.11.1907 Division Two (old) Derby County (H) 1 - 3
    50 30.11.1907 Division Two (old) Lincoln City (A) 3 - 0
    51 07.12.1907 Division Two (old) Fulham (H) 2 - 3
    52 14.12.1907 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 3 - 1
    53 21.12.1907 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (H) 3 - 1
    54 25.12.1907 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (H) 4 - 1
    55 26.12.1907 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (H) 0 - 2
    56 28.12.1907 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 1 - 4
    57 04.01.1908 Division Two (old) Leeds City (A) 0 - 0
    58 11.01.1908 FA Cup 1 Blackburn Rovers (H) 2 - 0
    59 18.01.1908 Division Two (old) Gainsborough Trinity (A) 1 - 1
    60 25.01.1908 Division Two (old) Stockport County (H) 2 - 1
    61 01.02.1908 FA Cup 2 Portsmouth (A) 0 - 1
    62 08.02.1908 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (H) 1 - 1
    63 15.02.1908 Division Two (old) Blackpool (H) 2 - 1
    64 22.02.1908 Division Two (old) Derby County (A) 2 - 1
    65 29.02.1908 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 3 - 0
    66 07.03.1908 Division Two (old) Bradford City (A) 5 - 1
    67 14.03.1908 Division Two (old) Hull City (H) 3 - 2
    68 24.03.1908 Division Two (old) Glossop (A) 3 - 2
    69 28.03.1908 Division Two (old) Lincoln City (H) 1 - 0
    70 04.04.1908 Division Two (old) Fulham (A) 1 - 5
    71 11.04.1908 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 4 - 0
    72 18.04.1908 Division Two (old) Chesterfield (A) 2 - 2
    73 20.04.1908 Division Two (old) Leyton Orient (A) 1 - 0
    74 21.04.1908 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 1
    75 25.04.1908 Division Two (old) Burnley (H) 3 - 1
    76 27.04.1908 Division Two (old) Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
    77 14.11.1908 Division One (old) Sunderland (A) 1 - 3
    78 21.11.1908 Division One (old) Chelsea (H) 5 - 2
    79 28.11.1908 Division One (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 3
    80 01.01.1909 Division One (old) Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 3
    81 23.01.1909 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 0 - 0
    82 30.01.1909 Division One (old) Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 6
    83 06.02.1909 FA Cup 2 Derby County (H) 0 - 2
    84 11.03.1909 Division One (old) Manchester City (H) 3 - 1
    85 06.11.1909 Division Two (old) Birmingham City (H) 3 - 1
    86 11.12.1909 Division Two (old) Burnley (A) 2 - 5
    87 15.10.1910 Division Two (old) Lincoln City (H) 2 - 0
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Plymouth Argyle £40 July 1906
Player 598 of 1144 ordered a-z

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